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  • Brits are spending more on vitamins
  • Brits are spending more on vitamins
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Brits are spending more on vitamins

Amid growing mental health awareness and a national effort to curb obesity, it’s fair to say the UK is on a bit of a health trip. So it makes sense that Brits are buying vitamins to complement that lifestyle, with sales outpacing those of painkillers and headache pills for the first time in a decade.

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